Thinking aloud in today’s updates

Yeah, I went a bit nuts this night.

  • Regarding Angelica Gandara:
    It would appear from the neighbor’s account that someone was stalking Angelica prior to her abduction. I’m not sure what to make of the account by the witness in San Antonio, though.
    It’s certainly plausible but I don’t know if it was ever verified — I could find only one article about it. Nowadays it would be pretty easy to verify since I’m assuming all convenience stores have security cameras, but I don’t think that was the case in 1985.
    If that girl WAS Angelica, though, it would seem to indicate she was kept alive for an extended period after her disappearance, which makes me wonder if human trafficking was involved. Perhaps she might even still be alive today.
    The fact that the little girl didn’t ask for help doesn’t mean this witness’s account is discredited — Shasta Groene didn’t ask for help either, although she did keep walking up to people and staring at them in right the face.
  • Regarding Carol Woolsoncroft:
    I tried to find out what Eugene LaFaye is doing nowadays but came up with nothing I could verify. I couldn’t find anyone by that name listed in the sex offender registry. I couldn’t find him listed in the Florida Department of Corrections database.
    I did find mention of a Eugene LaFaye in the Fort Myers area in 1979 and I’m pretty sure this guy was Carol’s boyfriend’s father, since (a) the 1979 Eugene was 65 is and Carol’s Eugene would have been in 19 at the time and (b) I know Carol’s Eugene is a junior, so his father would have had the same name.
    I did find mention of an “incapacitated person” named Eugene LaFaye in the Fort Myers area in 2001. I’m not sure which Eugene this is. Eugene Sr. would have been 87 by then.
    At any rate this is a very sad but all-too-common kind of disappearance — domestic violence. It’s like super-obvious what happened, they just can’t prove it.
  • Also… I found photos of Ivan Gutierrez and Charles Gibson! They’re not even really awful photos, either! I mean, they’re not the greatest, but they’re about as good as you can expect from newspaper archives, and I could finally add the cases to Charley!
    Though why Gibson is in FDLE and Gutierrez isn’t, I don’t know; one of the articles said Gutierrez was officially reported missing by his father. Shrug.
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14 thoughts on “Thinking aloud in today’s updates

  1. Patrick Kerrigan June 26, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I found an Eugene LaFaye, born April 23, 1960, living in New York City, and the Bronx, from about August 2005 to January 2009. Also a Eugene LaFaye, (46), who was in custody around October 2006,in New York City, for the burglary of an apartment belonging to Maria Rivera (50), and her (9) year old daughter. There is a reference this having a arrest record dating back to 1977.

  2. Patrick Kerrigan June 26, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    In addition, Eugene LaFaye, was charged in December 2006, for the 2005 murder of Cheryl Greaves, in her Harlem apartment. She had appeared on the Maury Povich program. His DNA supposedly was found in her apartment.

    I have not found anything to show, that he was convicted of the crime

  3. lz June 27, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Oh, Carol Woolsoncroft! I was totally hooked on trying to find her for a while. I still think that dead baby thing (the psychic leading them to a decomposed baby) is so horrifying. I wonder where she could be…

  4. Patrick Kerrigan June 27, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    It was good that we found the right guy. I wonder if the Lee County Sheriff’s Office ever followed up in regards to his arrests and convictions in New York. Also if they ever interviewed him after his convictions.

    I like that the New York newspaper articles never mentioned his connection to the disappearance of Carol.

    • Meaghan June 28, 2017 / 5:50 am

      Three murders (Carol would be the fourth) officially make LaFaye a serial killer.

      • Mark June 28, 2017 / 10:16 am

        I was thinking the same exact thing yesterday. What we have here, in all likelihood, is a recently-deceased serial killer.

    • lz June 29, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      They probably didn’t know about the disappearance of Carol, honestly. Different state, different police department, different decade, and he was never arrested for it.

  5. Patrick Kerrigan June 28, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I was checking his address history on Ancestry.com, and found an address in Lehigh Acres, Florida. It is in the area of the Okaloacoochee Slough State Park, which appears to be near the Roberts Canal. This would be a nice place to dispose of a body.

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